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Like her name, at 18-year-old, Storm Reid is gracefully taking the world by storm. The Actress, producer, dancer, and humanitarian recently started college and is best known for her roles Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, HBO’s Euphoria, and DC’s Suicide Squad.
As a self-proclaimed sneakerhead herself – On October 27, New Balance officially announced Storm as its latest ambassador. For Reid, New Balance and her share the belief that women should have the confidence to pursue all of their interests – especially in the male dominated industry. She also hopes to inspire others to walk into the unknown with confidence and style. Telling teen Vogue: “The opportunity to make yourself feel seen but also make other women feel seen through any type of fashion is really cool,” she says.
Talking more about confidence she tells teen Vogue: “As a young 18-year-old woman in the world, to just feel seen and heard is really exciting. Young women want to feel like the world is looking and listening and I always say if you don’t feel like you can see yourself, how do you feel as though you can succeed?” she asks. “Women are powerful and the fact that people are finally recognizing our magic and our greatness is a beautiful thing.”
When aasked about her new found indepence as a USC college student, she tells ELLE: “The biggest thing for me is that I’ve learned that I can be independent. My mom raised me and my sister to be independent, but I moved out of my house and now live in an on-campus apartment. I’m now responsible for getting up and going to my classes every day, and getting dressed, and feeding myself. It’s another form of independence where I can be okay without my mom being with me everywhere I am.”
Reid began her acting career with a debut in the 2013 film 12 Years A Slave and since then, she has earned nominations for NAACP’s Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture, Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Fantasy Movie Actress and BET Awards’ YoungStars Award.
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